Garden Resources

Applied Horticulture at Lake Wylie

The fabulous students at Lake Wylie (a GTN Purple Carrot School) applied their gardening know-how to tackle one of our biggest needs: recycling and reusing our natural resources. The Lake Wylie Team Robotic Recyclers decided to take on the issue of food waste in the cafeteria....

Maintaining a Healthy Garden

Happy Spring, GTN Teachers! As the weather warms we wanted to share some plant maintenance thoughts with you. Unlike in the winter, your gardens will grow rapidly in the spring and will need careful watering to keep them alive and happy. You will also begin to have...

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Welcoming Spring with Native Pollinator Gardens

TEACH THE CHILDREN WELL…… There is a Buzz all around the planet. As our region is blooming with flowering trees and plants, so too are our pollinators buzzing and humming. Many of us are concerned about our pollinators. The bees, butterflies, birds and moths that keep our...

Black Eyed Susans and Gold Finches

[caption id="attachment_22037" align="alignright" width="264"] Source: birdsandblooms.com[/caption] Gold Finches are one of a few birds that begin building their nests in July and raise their young in the fall.  They usually build their nests in areas close to the Thistle Plant so there is adequate food for...

Why I Grow Worms: Vermiculture by Kati Hynes

History: Around 2004-2005 my sister Kary, who lived in Flagstaff, started a worm farm (source unknown).  My mom went up to visit her and brought 20-25 of Kary’s red wriggler worms home on the plane back to Denver.  Mom got a worm farm and started raising...